Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek-10Days

  • Type
  • Grade
    Soft Adventure
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Max. Elevation

This trek is a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the world famous Annapurna region with a shorter trek. The trip starts just north of Pokhara that means we start Ghorepani trekking from Dhampus phedi (Surkhet phedi), Nayapul or from Beni Bazaar. You will enjoy Ghorepani poon hill trekking with its spectacular mountain scenery while hiking through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung community, amidst dense rhododendron forests full of chirping welcoming birds and deep subtropical valleys. This is the kind of trek that will warm the heart.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Details : Here is your Itinerary

It is fantastic flying into Kathmandu on a day with clear blue skies. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread down below you are almost rapturous, & begins a whole sequence of memorable experiences that stay with you for a real long time. An escort from our office will meet you at the airport and reach you to your hotel. Our representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be oriented about your daily activities. This is your first overnight in the valley of the gods.

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal allowed visitors into its borders. The city presents a wonderful combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two prime neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath

We hope a thirty-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu airport. During the flight, the views from your window seat give you mesmerizing views of glorious Manaslu and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Soon after you hit the tarmac in Pokhara, we take a one-hour cruise to Naya Pool along the graceful Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly thrilling Annapurna trek. The route winds through lush green forest & finally culminates at Birethanti after walking for one hour. Birethani houses well-stocked shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank, a nice little village town to have fun and settle in for our first over night on the mountains.

As we quit Birethani, we hike along terraced fields below the wonderful panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. As the trail moves across a group of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the scenic & beautiful village of Ghandruk after hiking for 3 to 4 hours. A supreme vantage point in this pristine & serene village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several hotels and teahouses at the village give us a warm welcome with sincere Nepalese hospitality while catering to the requirements of all trekkers’ who hit the trail through this village. Camping in its terraced fields give you the open wild feelings of adventure.

As we descend further down the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading waterfalls with sparkling mountain streams; we experience the mystical vistas of nature at its best. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step into the zone of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overwhelming peaks of Annapurna South. [Walk approx 3 hours] we then crash out for the night.

From Banthanti, we go further along steep trails. Nature lays before us exotic sights of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life that is so wonderful to behold. We climb further through rhododendron forest to Deurali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally we find ourselves in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also has houses lodges that provide food and accommodation to travelers out on the trail. Next, it’s an overnight.

After relishing the compelling sights of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the crystal clear point of Poon Hill [3195m], we leave Ghorepani and hit the trail to Tirkhedunga before we carry on to Nayapul. As we go further in descending towards Birethanti; we find it lies stretched beside the Modi River and is a highly developed town. Your trails are made up of stone steps and as we pass through dense forest, we stumble into a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, we come to the main road. From here, we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. At eventide, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]

You can spend your day in Pokhara by taking part in any activities that interest you or you can just relax in your hotel or do sightseeing on your own.  It would also be good to send a few post cards home.

From Pokhara you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.

I will personally take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or you can just stay longer for short tours such as a game drive at National parks, or go on some go-wild rafting, Tibet overland is another option. If you enjoy mountain biking then you can also do some outdoor excursions. Just let me now what you want. I'll give you programs that would suit your budget. Till then, it's been a wonderful experience meeting you. I hope you will remember me in the months ahead. Take care & bon voyage!!!

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